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Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Diamondback terrapins occur along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Cape Cod to Texas, and also the Florida Keys. They live in brackish (half salt/half fresh) water, coastal marshes, tidal flats, coves, estuaries, and lagoons behind barrier beaches. Longevity Average lifespan for this species is 20 to 25

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American Alligator

Latin Name Alligator mississippiensisOrder: Crocodilia Family: Alligatoridae Natural History Information Range and Habitat American alligators are found in the southeastern United States: Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. They’re found in swamps, ponds, lakes, sluggish rivers, and marshes. Longevity Ecosystem Role As predators at the top of the food chain, they help control

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